Xiaomi will once again put up the popular and in-demand Redmi Note 3 and Mi 5 smartphones in an open sale next week, giving buyers yet another opportunity to grab their favourite handsets without registrations in India. Both smartphones will be available on May 11 exclusively on Mi.com/in till stocks last.
The upcoming sale for the Redmi Note 3 and the Mi 5 smartphones will begin at 2 p.m. next Wednesday. The pricing of the handsets are the same, with the Mi 5 is selling for Rs. 24,999 and the Redmi Note 3 costing Rs. 9,999 for the 16GB variant and Rs. 11,999 for the 32GB model.
In addition to the two premium devices, Xiaomi's 20,000mAh Mi Power Bank will be on sale next Wednesday. The power bank is the company's highest-capacity product, which can fully charge a Mi 5 device six times. It also has a fast-charging tech and dual USB ports. The Mi Power Bank with 20,000mAh capacity is priced competitively at Rs. 1,699 and will be available without registration, like the Mi smartphones.
Xiaomi ended the flash sale model for its Redmi Note 3, Mi 5 and Mi Power Bank in India last week and is still getting sold out in a matter of minutes. Eliminating the need to register for a sale in advance gives buyers the freedom to instantly place an order for their desired product as the sale begins.
In terms of specifications, Xiaomi Mi 5 is a premium flagship device priced as a higher-mid-range smartphone. The handset comes with a 5.15-inch Full HD display, a 16MP primary camera, a 4MP front camera and a 3,000mAh Quick Charge battery. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU, 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage. The handset also features a full-metal body, a USB Type-C port, a fingerprint scanner and dual SIM with 4G LTE and VoLTE support.
As for the Redmi Note 3, which is the company's budget offering for smartphone shoppers, the handset comes with a 5.5-inch Full-HD display, a 16MP primary camera, a 5MP front-snapper and a 4,050mAh battery. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor, 2GB/3GB RAM and 16GB/32GB storage. Like the Mi 5, the Redmi Note 3 also gets a fingerprint scanner and has a premium metal finish.
In other news, Xiaomi is holding an event in China on May 10, wherein it is launching the Mi Max phablet and the MIUI 8 ROM. The company has postponed the launch of the Mi Band 2, which was also expected at the upcoming event, but rumours have it that the new wearable will come with the Mi smartwatch in the second half of 2016.